GSS – Cinema Pro+ 520 Gyro Stabilized Platform

  • XD motion shooting with GSS Cinema Pro Plus 520 from Squirrel Helicopter at Biscarrosse, 14th July 2022
  • XD motion shooting with GSS Cinema Pro Plus 520 from Squirrel Helicopter at Biscarrosse, 14th July 2022
  • XD motion shooting with GSS Cinema Pro Plus 520 from Squirrel Helicopter at Biscarrosse, 14th July 2022

With more camera and lens payload configurations than any gimbal in its class, the Cinema Pro+ 520 is the big daddy of gimbals! The Cinema Pro+ 520 is optimized for larger cinema payloads and integrates more camera and lens payload configurations than any gimbal in its class. With 6-axes of movement via VectorSteering™, this gimbal can handle full-sized cinema cameras with impressive lenses! As with all GSS gimbals, the Cinema Pro+ 520 is well-suited for a variety of applications including aerial, ground vehicle, marine mounted, and more.

GSS Systems are the smallest and lightest system in the world to integrate all of the most popular Digital cinema and Broadcast cameras. Cameras and lenses can be swapped out in less than 30 minutes, quicker than any other gyro-stabilized system on the market. GSS systems do not have ITAR restrictions, and Vector Steering allows for look-down capability with no gimbal lock. No auxiliary junction unit is required and with in-flight calibration, GSS systems have an unbeatable horizon reference.

System Features

  • Advanced fiber optic gyro-stabilization
  • VectorSteeringTM sixth axis look-down with no gimbal lock
  • Interchangeable cameras/lenses/inner-axis in less than 30 minutes
  • Stabilized or steerable horizon with in-flight automatic calibration
  • High-speed fiber optic video data transfer
  • No auxiliary junction unit required
  • No ITAR or EAR export restrictions
  • Ships as excess baggage (<70lbs/32kg per case)
  • MIL-STD-810F power filters with reverse polarity protection
  • Engineered/Manufactured to DO-160G standards – not certified
  • Platform designed for both standard and inverted use
  • Wireless capability option
  • Metadata outputs (lens, camera & GPS functions)
  • Geo-referencing option
  • Electro-mechanical gimbal stow mechanism
  • Compatible with existing air and ground mounts
  • Standard 1-year warranty and 24/7/365 customer service

System Specifications

Gimbal Performance
VectorSteering™ offers 6-axes of movement in a 5-axis gimbal – gyro-stabilized
Azimuth: 360°continuous
Elevation: 30° to -205° from horizontal
Roll: > +/- 120° (steerable/stabilized)
Gimbal Slew Rate: 0-150°/second (depending on gearbox)
Max Operational Airspeed: variable depending on gearbox

Interface
Control: RS-232, RS-422, or Ethernet

Electrical
VIN: 18-33 VDC
Power: 15 amps max draw at 28 VDC

Dimensions
Gimbal width: 20 inches (508 mm)
Gimbal height: 24.0 inches (610 mm)
Snout length: 0-6 inches (0-152 mm)
Cable set length: 20 feet (standard set)

Weight
Platform: 85 lbs (38.5 kg) + payload
Hand Controller Unit: 7 lbs (3.2 kg)
Auxiliary Junction Unit: payload specific
Cable Set: 8 lbs (3.6 kg)

Environmental
Operating temperature: -4° to +122°F (-20° to +50°C) Sealed system for airborne/ground/marine applications

Interchangeable Camera Options
Arri Alexa 65, LF, XT M & Mini
RED DSMC2
Sony Venice, PMW-F55, HDC-P1, HDC-P43 & HDC-P50
Other cameras available upon request

Interchangeable Lens Options
Angenieux Optimo 12:1, 10:1 & Optimo wide zooms
Canon Cinema Series
Fujinon Premiere PL/Cabrio Series
Primes – Various
Arri 65 & Signature Primes
B4 mount ENG lenses (limited to payload compatibility) Other lenses available upon request

Helicopter/Airplane Mount Availability
AS 350/355
Bell 206/206L/407
Bell 505 EC-120
Robinson R44/R66
Cessna 172/206
Compatible with various other aircraft

Vehicle/Marine Mount Configurations
Arm Mounts Mitchell Mount
Various other mount types from many manufacturers *

Specifications are subject to change.